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Schoharie Creek Bridge

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Collapsed Schoharie Creek Bridge

U. S. Geological Survey

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Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Schoharie Creek on I-90/New York State Thruway
Location
Montgomery County, New York
Status
Collapsed due to a flash flood undermining the piers
History
Built 1953-54; collapsed April 5, 1987, killing ten people; replaced by new bridge 1988
Builder
- B. Perini & Sons, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 510.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.93167, -74.27833   (decimal degrees)
42°55'54" N, 74°16'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/558887/4753479 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tribes Hill
Inventory numbers
NY 1020940 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 43973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2017: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
  • August 23, 2016: Updated by Stephen Greer: Added category "Interstate 90" Removed I-95.
  • January 30, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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